I’m convinced that the golf setup is so important for chipping, let alone pitching. This is where it has to be just perfect, when you’re all ready to pull that trigger.
So, let’s go over the golf setup step by step, so the next time you go out you’ll have a better idea how to stand to the golf ball.
If you’re wanting to pitch the golf ball up, you take a lofted golf club with you; okay, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge, or any of your wedges.
The second thing in the golf setup, is that the ball doesn’t have to go right in the middle of your stance. If you’ve been struggling, put it in the middle of your stance. But if you want to hit it a little softer and higher, you could put it just a hair forward in your stance.
So, you now have the ball position from center to just forward.
The next part is put 60%, 70% of your weight on your left leg, and when you do that push the handle over.
Now, that’s how simple it is: ball in the middle, a little bit of weight on your left leg, maybe 70%, and then push the handle over.
What that’s going to do, and here’s the tip of all tips. When you start your backswing, make sure that your arms start back, but don’t slide your body. This will make you hit the ground behind it, top it, or skull it over the green.
So, again, weight on the left leg, the handle’s on the left side. Let the arms go away from you without your body moving.
This golf setup will enable you to hit down on it a little bit and not up on it where you would skull it.
Now, let’s spend a couple minutes on learning a golf instruction swing tip on how to control the different distances that you want your pitch shots to travel.
Now, when you chip you have one golf swing, so your control is from the different golf clubs that you use. If you want to hit a short chip, use a 9 iron. If you want to hit a long chip, you’ll need to use a 5 iron.
But when you pitch, you change your golf swing, not just the club you use. It’s pretty simple but it’s not easy to do. You have to practice it.
The first golf instruction swing tip is if you want a small pitch, your golf club goes parallel to the ground in the backswing. That’s the length that it goes. So, when it’s right at parallel, I’m pretty sure you can tell it’s not up in the air and it’s not just that far back. But it’s parallel.
If you want to pitch it a little bit further, take it back where the shaft is sticking in the ground. The butt of the club is ticking straight down, and this will go a little bit further.
And lastly is when you take a full golf swing but just with the arms, not with the body. That’s your longest pitch shot.
See, I have three wedges. So, I have a 60-degree, my sand wedge, and a pitching wedge. Each wedge has 3 different shots so I have 9 shots total.
If you own two wedges and three different length backswings, that’s six golf shots you have in your bag.
Good luck with those golf instruction swing tips and hang in there.